Stephen J. Michaels

Stephen J. Michaels, 63, of 1912 Columbia Ave., Tyrone died Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 2 a.m. at Altoona Regional Health System – Altoona Hospital Campus.
He was born August 27, 1945 in Altoona, a son of Chester J. and Marjorie (Marthouse) Michaels. On May 3, 1966 in Tyrone he married Mary M. Faust.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Leslie J. Hammond of Tyrone, Lori Jo Beals and husband Stephen Jr. of Lancaster, Heather Meek and husband Brian of Morrisdale, seven grandchildren, Devon Hammond, Tony Beals, Nicholas Meek, Stephanie Hammond, Michael Beals, Archer Meek, Zoey Meek, his mother of Tyrone, a brother, Chester Michaels and wife Sandy of Newark, Delaware, a sister Marsha DelBaggio and husband George of Tyrone, former son-in-law Craig Hammond of Tyrone and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his father- and mother-in-law Raymond and Polly Faust.
Mr. Michaels retired in December 2007 on disability from Chicago Rivet and Machine Company, Tyrone. He was owner of Michaels Photography, Tyrone since 1971.
He was a member of the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Army National Guard of Pennsylvania, serving as a Specialist Four with the 104th Armed Calvary.
Steve loved doing things with his children and grandchildren. He will be known by a couple of Tyrone and Bellwood generations as photographer for youth and high school sports. He was recently awarded the game ball signed by the Tyrone Football team as appreciation for his passionate support of them.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church with Rev. Peggy Bonsell officiating. Interment will follow at Burket Cemetery. Friends will be received today at Feller Memorial Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorial gifts may be made to the following: TAHS Athletic Dept., c/o Tom Coleman, 1001 Clay Ave., Tyrone, Pa. 16686, Tyrone Youth Baseball c/o Dave Irvin, P.O. Box 311, Tyrone, Tyrone Youth Football, c/o Jody Schopp, 107 Meade St., Tyrone, Bellwood Little League, c/o Rhonda Nagle, RR2, Box 259B, Tyrone, Bellwood Youth Football, c/o Onda McCaulley, 700 N. 5th St., Bellwood, Pa. 16617, Tyrone Youth Soccer, c/o Heidi Shetler, P.O. Box 156, Tyrone or to Warriors Mark Baseball, c/o Jerry Seeger, 1928 Station Rd, Warriors Mark.

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